Programme

13:30-14:00 Registration and welcome coffee
14:00-14:10 Introduction
  • Meabh McMahon, moderator of the session
14:10-14:30 Welcome

Speakers:

  • Valentina Superti, Director, Ecosystem II: Tourism and Proximity, DG GROW, European Commission 
  • Laia Bonet, Vice Mayor, Barcelona
14:30-14:50 Keynote speech
  • Carlo Ratti, MIT Senseable City Lab
14:50-15:20 Intelligent Cities Challenge: Interactive Fireside Chats on Local Green Deals Visions and Actions

Speakers:

  • Marja Ruigrok, Vice-Mayor, Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, city of Haarlemmermeer
  • Alexander Vandersmissen, Mayor, City of Mechelen 
  • Filipe Araújo, Vice Mayor, Porto
  • Grigoris Konstantellos, Mayor, Vari Voula Vouliagmeni
  • Ivica Puljak, Mayor, City of Split
15:20-15:40 Coffee and networking break
15:40-16:20 High-level roundtable discussion – Round 1 – Local Green Deals

This roundtable discussion among Mayors will concentrate on the evolution of the current major urban challenges, and how cities deploy efficient Local Green Deals to address climate change, high energy prices, supply chain shortages and support their local businesses. It will seek to highlight good paradigms and expand political commitment and action during the next phase of ICC and beyond.

16:20-17:00 High-level roundtable discussion – Round 2 – Streamlining support

This roundtable discussion will focus on how ICC has benefited cities to improve access to funding, how to streamline ICC support, better engage with local businesses and citizens and improve access to finance by navigating through different EU and national support measures.

17:00-17:10 Achievements of ICC cities
  • Nikos Maroulis, ICC Project Director, Technopolis Group Belgium
17:10-17:15 Conclusions
  • Valentina Superti, Director – Ecosystem II: Tourism and Proximity, DG GROW, European Commission
17:15-17:20 Family photo
17:20-18:00 Networking coffee
09:00-09:30 Registration and welcome coffee
09:30-09:40 Introduction
  • Meabh McMahon, moderator of the session
09:40-09:50 Welcome
  • Valentina Superti, Director – Ecosystem II: Tourism and Proximity, DG GROW, European Commission
09:50-10:10 The twin transition at city-level - Keynote speech
  • Francesca Bria, President, Chairwoman of the Italian National Innovation Fund, CDP Venture Capital SGR
10:10-10:20 Achievements of ICC Cities
  • Nikos Maroulis, ICC Project Director, Technopolis Group Belgium
10:20-11:30 Session on Green economy and local green deals

Introduction on the topic of Local Green Deals in the context of ICC:

  • Dana Eleftheriadou, Head of Cities and Proximity, DG GROW, DG GROW, European Commission

City speakers: 

  • Agnes Schönfelder, Climate Policy Advisor, Spokesperson Local Green Deal, CEO Climate Action Agency, City of Mannheim  
  • Tim Guily, Smart City Advisor, City of Leuven
  • Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison, Amsterdam Smart City, Amsterdam Metropolitan Region
  • Remus Balan, Cross Alp Med project, Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Var
11:30-12:00 Coffee break and networking corners
12:00-13:00 Session on Digital transition and/or Digital Economy

City speakers: 

  • Paula Boet Serrano, City of Barcelona 
  • Nicole La Iacona & Mieke Van Cauwenberghe, City of Mechelen 
  • Alice Xu, Project Manager, City of Toronto 
  • Velko Velkov, Sofia Municipality, Digitalisation, Innovation and Investment Unit, City of Sofia
13:00-14:30 Networking lunch
14:30-15:30 Session on Proximity Economy and the role of local businesses

EC presenting on Transition pathways and skills partnerships of various ecosystems, e.g., tourism, construction, proximity and social economy, and retail/or agri-food - inviting cities to join up.

Proximity and social economy: Karel Vanderpoorten, Policy officer, Social Economy, DG GROW, European Commission

Construction: Ilektra Papadaki, Team Leader, Construction, DG GROW, European Commission

Agri-food: Blaga Popova, Policy officer, Food, Retail, Health, DG GROW, European Commission

Tourism: Elfa Kere, Policy officer, Tourism, DG GROW, European Commission
 

City speakers: 

  • Daniel Freitas, Head of Carbon Neutrality, City of Porto (Reducing, recycling, and circulating organic waste) 
  • Kari Granfors, Project Manager, City of Pori
15:30-16:00 Coffee break and networking corners

 

    16:00-17:00 Next steps of the ICC Journey, co-creation with ICC cities

    Presentation of main envisaged activities and themes supported under the renewal of the Intelligent Cities Challenge. 

    Chaired by DG GROW: 

    • Dana Eleftheriadou & Natalia Gkiaouri, DG GROW, European Commission 
    • Igor Kalinic & Lucia Masarova, EISMEA, European Commission
      17:00-17:25 Closing

      Conclusions:

      • Igor Kalinic, Head of Sector, EISMEA, European Commission
      • Dana Eleftheriadou, Head of Cities and Proximity, DG GROW, European Commission

      Closing Keynote:

      • Michela Magas, Industry Commons, Member of the NEB high level roundtable
      17:25-17:30 Family photo of all ICC cities and participants
      17:30 Networking cocktail

      Speakers

      Valentina Superti
      Valentina Superti

      Director of Tourism & Proximity, DG GROW, European Commission

      Laia Bonet
      Laia Bonet

      Deputy Mayor, Barcelona

      Carlo Ratti
      Carlo Ratti

      Director, MIT Senseable City Laboratory – ICC advisory board member

      Marja Ruigrok
      Marja Ruigrok

      Vice-Mayor, Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, city of Haarlemmermeer

      Alexander Vandersmissen
      Alexander Vandersmissen

      Mayor, City of Mechelen

      Filipe Araújo
      Filipe Araújo

      Vice-Mayor, Porto

      Grigoris Konstantellos
      Grigoris Konstantellos

      Mayor, Vari Voula Vouliagmeni 

      Ivica Puljak
      Ivica Puljak

      Mayor of the city of Split, Croatia 

      Agnes Schönfelder
      Agnes Schönfelder

      Climate Policy Advisor, Spokesperson Local Green Deal, CEO Climate Action Agency – City of Mannheim

      Tim Guily
      Tim Guily

      Policy Advisor Smart City, City of Leuven 

      Cornelia Dinca
      Cornelia Dinca

      International Liaison, Amsterdam Smart City, Amsterdam Metropolitan Region

      Remus Balan
      Remus Balan

      Cross Alp Med project, Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Var

      Paula Boet Serrano
      Paula Boet Serrano

      Digital Rights Project Manager, BIT Habitat Foundation – Comissioner for Digital Innovation’s Office, Barcelona City Council 

      Nicole La Iacona
      Nicole La Iacona

      City of Mechelen

      Mieke Van Cauwenberghe
      Mieke Van Cauwenberghe

      City of Mechelen

      Alice Xu
      Alice Xu

      Project Manager, City of Toronto

      Daniel Freitas
      Daniel Freitas

      Head of Carbon Neutrality, City of Porto

      Kari Granfors
      Kari Granfors

      Project Manager, City of Pori

      Michela Magas
      Michela Magas

      Chair, Industry Commons Foundation

      Méabh McMahon
      Méabh McMahon

      Journalist and conference moderator

      Dana Eleftheriadou
      Dana Eleftheriadou

      Head of Cities and Proximity Team, DG GROW, European Commission

      Igor Kalinic
      Igor Kalinic

      Head of Sector, Competitiveness & Internationalisation, EISMEA

      Karel Vanderpoorten
      Karel Vanderpoorten

      Policy officer, Social Economy, DG GROW, European Commission

      Ilektra Papadaki
      Ilektra Papadaki

      Team Leader, Construction, DG GROW, European Commission

      Blaga Popova
      Blaga Popova

      Policy officer, Food, Retail, Health, DG GROW, European Commission

      Elfa Ķere
      Elfa Ķere

      Policy officer, Tourism, DG GROW, European Commission